Trekking in Nagaland

Adventure buffs can go trekking in the hills and terrains of Nagaland. Dzukou Valley is well known for trekking. The valley is perched at an altitude of 2438m above the sea level. The valley is full of lilies and rhododendrons and is surrounded by hills, natural caves, rocks and therefore is the most satisfying treks in this part. Saramati Peak in Twensang District, the largest mountain range in Nagaland, is covered with snow during winters and is a challenging route for trekkers. Japfu Peak in Kohima is another famous spot for trekkers. Other trekking trails for complete nature lovers include- Mount Tiyi, Patkai Hills, Mokokchung and Satoi Range. The best time to go trekking is in the months between June and September. Carry comfortable walking shoes, sun tan lotion and packaged drinking water.

Mokokchung – Mokokchung is 162 km from Kohima via Wokha, 70 km from Zunheboto, 115 km from Tuensang, 102 km from Amguri (Assam) and 103 km from Mariani (Assam). Situated at an altitude of 1325 m above sea level, Mokokchung is a picturesque location and the cultural centre of the Ao Nagas. White water rivers of Milak and Tzula are of scenic interest has a lot of potential for monsoon angling. This is alos an ideal trekking haunt for the trekkers.

Satoi Range – Satoi Range is one of the only remaining unspoilt forests left in Zunheboto district. Satoi Range a place of pristine beauty. This place is the natural habitat of the Blythe’s Tragopan, a rare bird on the verge of extinction. During the months of April, May you may also find rare Rhododendrons adorning the hills. It is an ideal spot for outdoor camping and trekking.

Physical Requirements for Trekking in Nagaland, India – Not much physical requirement is necessary for low-altitude trekking and nature walks. However, for high-altitude trekking, the physical requirements are almost the same as for mountaineering and climbing. People with high/low blood pressure or who are overweight are advised not to participate in high-altitude games and sports. People below 16 years and above 60 years are also discouraged from participating in this sport.

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